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Vision of Disorder: The Cursed Remain Cursed
4.5 out of 5 skulls

Vision of Disorder
The Cursed Remain Cursed

It’s been eleven years since these nearly invisible giants of 90’s metal/hardcore/metalcore last released a full-length record. That’s over a decade of wannabe bands leaching […]

Usurpress: Trenches of the Netherworld
4.5 out of 5 skulls

Trenches of the Netherworld

So, what should one expect from Daniel Ekeroth, the man who wrote Swedish Death Metal, when he straps on his bass, recruits a few other […]

The Company Band: Pros & Cons EP
4 out of 5 skulls

The Company Band
Pros & Cons

For as much as I want — nay, need — violent aggression within my music, there are times when I just have to chill out […]

Gaza: No Absolutes in Human Suffering
4.5 out of 5 skulls

No Absolutes in Human Suffering

The last time we heard from Salt Lake City’s Gaza they were spitting in the eye of God with their critically acclaimed He Is Never […]

Fear Factory: The Industrialist
3.5 out of 5 skulls

Fear Factory
The Industrialist

I don’t care what you sonsabitches say, I liked Fear Factory’s 1998 concept album, Obsolute. I played the hell out of some “Edgecrusher” and “Smasher/Devourer.” […]

Enabler: All Hail the Void
4 out of 5 skulls

All Hail the Void

Milwaukee-based Enabler have just let loose in the wild their sophomore full-length All Hail the Void, a 35 minute long ferocious assault of sludgy hardcore […]

Struck By Lightning: True Predation
4 out of 5 skulls

Struck By Lightning
True Predation

I was never a fan of the expansive atmospheres offered up by Mouth of the Architect, whose Gregory Lahm holds down the fort on vocals […]

King Giant: Dismal Hollow
4 out of 5 skulls

King Giant
Dismal Hollow

Hot on the heels of their debut, Southern Darkness, Virginia’s King Giant is poised to let loose with a sophomore album that still carries a […]

Black Tusk: Set the Dial
4 out of 5 skulls

Black Tusk
Set the Dial

Hailing from the same home state as Mastadon, Baroness and Kylesa, Black Tusk are the one band in the bunch that has changed the least […]

The Gates of Slumber: The Wretch
4.5 out of 5 skulls

The Gates of Slumber
The Wretch

I’ve never been a big fan of The Gates of Slumber. There was just something about them that never really reached out to me. I’m […]